Major Undergraduate Projects

(note: students that continued to a graduate program in the Sperling lab are listed under Graduate Student Alumni)

Pasan Lebunasin Arachchige, 2013-2016 (U Alberta), “Uncovering spruce budworm wing morphology genetic markers, and assessing morphology-based species delimitation”.

Sarah McPike, 2009-2010 (U Alberta), Underwing moth (Catocala) species delimitations. Currently: Technical Support, Canadian Forest Service. Email: mcpike@ualberta.ca

Meghan Dear, 2000-2003 (U Alberta), Molecular systematic projects on various insects. Currently: Alberta Research Council technician

Doug Macauley, 2000-2001 (U Alberta), Systematics of Alberta Pterophoridae. Currently: Municipal Conservation Coordinator, West Central Conservation Group, Alberta; email: dmacaulay@gov.lacsteanne.ab.ca webpage: http://www.biology.ualberta.ca/old_site/uasm/alg/about/profiles/macaulay.html

Rachel Ponce, 1998-1999 (UC Berkeley), Website project on Lepidoptera databases and images. Currently: email: rponce@cannibalsall.com

Tobin Fricke, 1998-1999 (UC Berkeley), Website development for California moth databases, see website at: http://elib.cs.berkeley.edu/eme/calmoth_about.html. Currently: PhD student in Physics, University of Rochester, NY, USA; email: tobin@splorg.org

Anna Engberg, 1996-1998 (UC Berkeley), Apodemia mormo butterfly genetics. Currently: MSc student in Archaeology, University of Sheffield, U.K.; email: engberg.anna@verizon.net

Bob Reed, 1996-1997 (UC Berkeley). Thesis: Molecular phylogeny of Papilio butterflies. Currently: Hargitt Research Fellow Duke University, NC, USA; email: reed@duke.edu website: http://www.duke.edu/%7ereed/index.html

Orion Jankowski, 1996-1998 (UC Berkeley). Project: Molecular systematics of Halobates waterstriders. Currently: PhD student at Stanford University, Dept. Biochemistry. email: orion.jankowski@stanford.edu

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